We've gotten a few phone calls and emails recently asking if Mayor Jack Ellis' foundation is indeed registered as a 501(c)3. It is, though it is registered under a larger umbrella organization called the National Heritage Foundation.
I've seen the certificate, with the tax I.D. number on it, and even called the foundation to confirm. So, if you'd like to write the foundation a check, it is tax deductible.
The foundation's stated goal is to help children with physical and learning disabilities in the U.S., Caribbean and Africa.
And before anyone starts jumping to conclusions about how Ellis is using this foundation, please remember he has one son with spina bifida and another with Down syndrome.